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Table for one

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Table for one By Kim Davaz While in college, I once worked with a young woman who had majored in home economics. Every night, she told me, she made a complete meal that she ate sitting at a nicely set table. All by herself. I was very impressed that she considered such niceties to be…(Read More)

French confection

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COTTAGE GROVE – As the door to Fleur De Lis Patisserie & Cafe opens at 7 a.m., the welcoming aroma of baked pastries is almost visible. A mural by Springfield artist Janeile Emery shows a display of pastries with Paris’ cathedral of Notre Dame in the background. A song by Stevie Wonder fades into…(Read More)

The Ultimate Chef

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By Kim Davaz My sister called to tell me that Julia Child had died. I felt I’d lost a friend, knowing her through the familiarity that comes from years of seeing someone in your living room, albeit on television. Child cooked on TV for almost 50 years. And while her body slowly bowed…(Read More)

Mission: Managua

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Throttling alongside the threatening spew of Momotombo’s molten cone in Central America, middle aged restaurateur and old airplane addict David Tallichet shuttle yet another flying relic of war to its Topeka rendezvous…(Read More)